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Robert H. McDonald

  • Associate Dean for Libraries
  • Deputy Director Data to Insight Center
  • Pervasive Technology Institute, Indiana University
  • 0ReadersNumber of instances of Robert H.'s publications in Mendeley libraries. Updated daily.
  • 16PublicationsNumber of items in this person’s My Publications folder on Mendeley.

Research interests

digital librariesdigital curationmass storagehigh performance computing


Robert H. McDonald is the Associate Dean for Library Technologies and Digital Libraries, Associate Director for the Data to Insight Center, and Executive Director of Kuali OLE at Indiana University. In his positions, he leads the library information technology department, the library systems department, and the digital library program. In addition he currently serves as Executive Director of Kuali OLE and works closely with the OLE Board, the OLE Functional Council and the OLE Technical Council. Previously, Mr. McDonald has held sr. management positions with the San Diego Supercomputer Center and Florida State University. Mr. McDonald is an active speaker and writer and has presented previously at the conferences of EDUCAUSE, the Coalition for Networked Information, iPRES, MERLOT, and the American Library Association. His article on sustainable software communities can be found in Educause Review 44(5).

Followers (45)

  • Beth Plale

    Beth PlaleIndiana University Bloomington

  • Emil Yankov

    Emil YankovUniversity of Rousse Angel Kanchev

  • Md. Mashiur Rahman

    Md. Mashiur Rahman

  • Vladimir Martynov

    Vladimir MartynovThe Office for regulation of tariffs of the Tambov region

  • Peter Simon

    Peter Simon

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    Corey anderson

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  • Inna Kouper

    Inna KouperIndiana University Bloomington

  • Claire van den Broek

    Claire van den BroekMendeley Ltd.

  • Kam Woods

    Kam WoodsUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science

  • Courtney Greene McDonald

    Courtney Greene McDonaldIndiana University Bloomington Libraries

  • Bob Sandusky

    Bob Sandusky

  • Francis Kayiwa

    Francis Kayiwa

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Publications (5)

  • SEAD Virtual Archive: Building a Federation of Institutional Repositories for Long-Term Data Preservation in Sustainability Science

    • Plale B
    • McDonald R
    • Chandrasekar K
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  • The SEAD datanet prototype: Data preservation services for sustainability science

    • Plale B
    • McDonald R
    • Chandrasekar K
  • Kuali OLE: A Community Collaboration in Software for and by Libraries

    • Winkler M
    • McDonald R
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  • Community-Sourced Kuali OLE Serves Libraries

    • Foutty J
    • McDonald Robert H.
    • Winkler Michael
  • The Open Library Environment Project Final Report

    • Overview E

Professional experience

Deputy Director Data to Insight Center

Pervasive Technology Institute, Indiana University

July 2012 - Present

Associate Dean for Library Technologies

Indiana University

August 2008 - Present

Executive Director

Kuali OLE

December 2009 - June 2012(3 years)

Associate Director-Data to Insight Center

Indiana University

August 2009 - June 2012(3 years)

Education history


The University of South Carolina

August 1997 - December 1998(a year)


The University of Georgia

August 1993 - June 1996(3 years)


University of Georgia

August 1989 - June 1993(4 years)